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Did you miss CSA Box Week 9? Yeah, we were out of town and had our friends pick it up. So this is our last “official” CSA box! We have applied for the “extended season,” which means we will be getting a few more boxes in November and December, but I’m bummed that the main CSA is over.
I’m so glad we decided to be part of community shared agriculture this year for the first time. We were part of the CSA from Angelic Organics. I was challenged by the diverse offerings that came to us every other week and it made me a better cook. Also I get seasonality in a way I never did before. I definitely recommend being a part of a CSA and we plan on doing it again next year. Keep in mind that we got the half share — a full share would be a box every week. I don’t know how I would manage that much produce!
Chard and two bags of spinach
A bag of potatoes and some long garlic
Two bunches of lettuce and celeriac root(?)
Squash and brussel sprouts
More brussel sprouts and daikon radishes
I picked up the box after work on a very rainy day. When I got home and was unloading the box from the car, the box was so wet and soggy that it fell apart in the driveway. I had a huge heap of produce right on the blacktop and the white squash rolled under my car. I had to dig around in my trunk for the scraper to be able to retrieve the squash from under my car. I raced inside to get some bags to bag up my produce in the rain. The next morning I found a little bundle of herbs by the car door, but I didn’t recognize what it was. I hope that was all I lost!
When I first saw the “white carrots,” I immediately thought that I had jicama. I was so excited that I chopped of a bit and ate it. It was a radish and it was so strong that my eyes watered. My son thinks radishes are “spicy” even though when we first brought had some in our CSA box he liked them. Strange.
Here’s my favorite brussel sprouts recipe (Ina Garten). Seriously the best. When I prepared them that way, my son asked for more. That meal he ate more brussel sprouts than my husband or I did. Made me wish that I could serve brussel sprouts every week, but alas I don’t imagine they are in season all year long.
Accepting suggestions on how to prepare the squash, the celeriac root, and the radishes.